The day after the end of the N.B.A. finals, I walked into the Cleveland office of Peter Pattakos. An ebullient lawyer, a sports fan and an Akron native, he helped lead the battle against the sin-tax extension. Ask a question, and he’s off at a sprint. …
Our cases in the news
Jury awards plaintiffs $392,750 in sexual abuse cover-up case involving Chagrin Falls Nanny School—Cleveland Scene
A jury in the case against the English Nanny and Governess school found for the plaintiffs this week, awarding $392,750 plus attorneys’ fees for Christina Cruz and Heidi Kaiser ($150,000 compensatory and $168,750 punitive for Cruz, and $20,000 compensatory and $54,000 punitive for Kaiser).
RTA police arrest of woman recalls excessive force findings against Cleveland police, her attorney says—Cleveland.com
The lawyer for a Lakewood woman who said she was roughed up by an RTA transit officer said her experience appears to track with recent findings that Cleveland police used excessive force against suspects without justifiable cause.
Pattakos wants to know that “what happened under Adams’ watch is no longer going to be tolerated,” he said. “At this point, we’re confident we’re
Lavelle Sullins, featured in a Scene cover story at the start of this year, has been embroiled in the courts since finding out that he had been featured on TV as a wanted fugitive.